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Rishad Premji

Wipro Limited
Chief Strategy Officer & Member of Board
Rishad Premji is the Chief Strategy Officer and Member of the Board, Wipro Limited. He is responsible for shaping Wipro's strategy to drive sustained and profitable growth. In his role, Rishad also oversees Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs for the company.
As the Chief Strategy Officer, he has led several M&A decisions and conceptualized Wipro Ventures – a $100M fund to invest in start-ups developing technologies and solutions that will complement Wipro's businesses with next generation services and products.
Rishad is on the Board of Wipro Enterprises Limited, a leading player in FMCG & Infrastructure Engineering and Wipro-GE, a joint venture between Wipro and General Electric in the healthcare domain. He is also on the Board of the Azim Premji Foundation, one of the largest not-for-profit initiatives in India, focused on improving school education.
Rishad has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University in the US.
In 2014, he was recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for his outstanding leadership, professional accomplishments, and commitment to society.; Rishad lives in Bangalore with his wife and two children.